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Nouriel Roubini invited to bet against the “Buffet Bet 2.0” by Anthony Pompliano

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Nouriel Roubini aka Dr. Doom invited to bet against the "Buffet Bet 2.0" by Anthony Pompliano
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The latest buzz in the cryptocurrency eco-system in the first week of December is the wager made by the Morgan Creek Digital’s Anthony Pompliano aka Pomp, and the tragedy that has befallen the crypto-verse as Bitcoin plunges, testing new lows.

Nouriel Roubini was invited to bet against the performance of cryptocurrencies and S&P 500 index in a 10-year period by Anthony Pompliano.

The wager by Pomp is a page out of American business and investor magnate, Warren Buffet’s playbook. Buffet bet a brobdingnagian $1 million that the S&P, an index fund, would outperform five actively managed hedge funds. Buffet won that bet in 2017 and proceeded to donate his winnings to a charity.

Anthony Pompliano did the same thing but instead, bet that cryptocurrencies, in a span of 10 years, would outperform index funds, S&P 500. The bet, now being called as the “Buffet Bet 2.0”, invites any investor who believes otherwise to get on the other side of the bet.

Nouriel Roubini aka Dr. Doom of the crypto-verse commented on the recent crash of the cryptocurrency markets where Bitcoin’s prices went as low as $3,280, and the rest of the cryptocurrencies followed the path laid out by king coin.

In his tweet, Roubini said that the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency’s meltdown is continuing and that is nothing but a “pile of baloney manure nonsense”.

To this, Pomp tweeted saying that he was more than welcome to take the other side of the “Buffet Bet 2.0”. Pomp tweeted:

“You in to take the other side of this bet if you think crypto is going to zero?”

Roubini replied to him in subsequent but different tweets.

Pomp replied to this tweet saying:

“Everyone can check out our index fund at http://www.digitalassetindexfund.com Thanks for the shout out, Nouriel!”

Mark Yusko of Morgan Creek retweeted Roubini’s tweet asking him to take the other side if he is so confident about the cryptocurrencies failing.

A Twitter user Crypto LADE replied:

“Haha love it Pomp! You revived Buffett’s bet and gonna play them at their own game. Balls of steel!
Roubini would be the perfect candidate to accept the bet, but we all know he’s too cowardly. Bark but no bite.”

At the time of writing, XRP had fallen down by a massive 12% and was trading at $0.22, while Ethereum [ETH] was trading at $85.02 after collapsing by a whopping 17.5%. The rest of the top-20 cryptocurrencies have all collapsed by double digits and it seems like the doom for the cryptocurrencies kicked off with the start of December.




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Akash is your usual Mechie with an unusual interest in cryptos and day trading, ergo, a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Holds XRP due to peer pressure but otherwise found day trading with what little capital that he owns.

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David Schwartz of Ripple projects views on tribal behavior of crypto-industry

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David Schwartz of Ripple projects views on tribal behavior of crypto-industry
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In a recent podcast by Internet History Podcast, the Chief Technology Officer at Ripple, David Schwartz discussed the tribal nature that surrounds the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. Here, he addressed the issue as unfortunate and stated that the members of the space must understand that working together and in sync is significant to moving forward. In his words:

“They’re very much like religious battles. You have influential people who are committed to a position that like one digital asset is the best and they can’t acknowledge any of the strengths of others or the weaknesses of their own, which makes it difficult for people to make good decisions about you know which assets to use or what to use them for.”

He switched the subject to the workings of Ripple, wherein he explained that the company is focused on the use case of global payments but is also excited to see innovation in the space. Furthermore, he stated that he expects to see the XRP ledger be used in different sectors of innovation, moving beyond payments.

About tribalism, he said that there are certain social media platforms that fuel the trait, such as Twitter, mentioning the trend as hostile. He also said:

“Tribalism, it’s chasing a lot of people out of the space because of some platforms, particularly Twitter, is just extremely hostile and I think we need to fix that. Again, if the crypto markets are sending us any signals is that we’re all in this together and we need to work together to grow.”

The tribalism that he is referring to is evident in the space as the maximalists continue to promote their respective choice of coin while dissing every other token. This has also been observed in the Bitcoin ecosystem, wherein maximalists like Roger Ver and Tone Vays are involved.


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Tron [TRX] energy cost to be reduced from 20 sun to 10 sun

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Tron [TRX] energy cost to be reduced from 20 sun to 10 sun
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The whole cryptocurrency market has been witnessing a steep downward trend for the past couple of weeks. Even the major cryptocurrency like Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH] and XRP, have lost the battle against the ice king. This negative trend has broken down most of the new projects in the market, especially the investors’ sentiments. There are also a few projects and team that are finding it hard to continue their operations because of the bear’s ever-growing presence.

Despite this, Tron [TRX], the tenth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, continues to make advancements in terms of network development. Justin Sun, the founder and CEO of Tron Foundation presented the second proposal, Proposal 9, has been approved by 2/3rd of the governing body. The proposal is aimed at making the network a developer friendly environment by reducing the energy cost from 20 sun to 10 sun, which, in turn, reduces the cost of smart contact.

Justin Sun's tweet on the proposal | Source: Twitter

Justin Sun’s tweet on the proposal | Source: Twitter

At the time of writing, the proposal had received 22 approvals and no disapprovals. The representatives who voted for the proposal includes Justin Sun Tron, Tron Society, BitGuild, Tron One, Lianjinshu, uTorrent, Crypto Guy in ZA, Infinity Stones, Alle Exchange, Tron Alliance, TronWalletMe, Raybo Tron, BitTorrent, Blockchain Org, CryptoChain, Sesameseed, callmeSR, DApp House, Tron Spark, TRX Market, Sky people, and Tron Europe.

The first proposal of the month was related to maximizing the energy limit of the network, which was also aimed at supporting the developers of the ecosystem. The proposal was approved by all 28 Super Representatives of the network. Super Representative are the representatives of the community and validators of the node who are elected by the token holders. These representatives are given the power to vote for the activation of the features of the Tron Virtual Machine, with the focus on the betterment of the entire community.

Earlier today, the CEO of the Foundation spoke about how Tron surpassed Stellar Lumens, the fourth largest cryptocurrency by market cap. He said on Twitter:

“According to @CoinMarketCap, there are 159 trading pairs of #TRON which already surpassed 157 trading pairs of Stellar. #TRX was already listed on more than 100 exchanges, including Crypto/Crypto & Crypto/ Fiat trading pairs”


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